Jupiter is often cited as Earth's protector — but Saturn may actually be hero of the day.
A second mission has been selected to investigate Jupiter's mysterious Trojan asteroids, both of which will ultimately investigate the solar system's origins, the US space agency announced on Wednesday.
Landing a robotic probe on the surface of the icy moon could complicate the search for life, so we'll need to dig deep to seek out organic material.
About 100 volunteer contributors have been processing images captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Before the NASA spacecraft completed its third close approach of the gas giant on Sunday, its JunoCam snapped a breathtaking view of one of Jupiter's stormy "pearls."
NASA's mission to the solar system's largest planet completed its latest close approach without a hitch.
The next opportunity for observations will be in December.
The next opportunity to tighten the NASA spacecraft's orbit will be on Dec. 11.
If confirmed, scientists may have easier access to sample the moon's hidden ocean.
Hubble has been searching for further evidence of water plumes shooting off the moon's surface.